Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tea Review: Lapsang Souchong (Perennial Tea Room)

Advent Tea Calendar Day 18

Lapsang Souchong
Perennial Tea Room
Type: Flavored Black
Origin: China
Product Description:  Naturally smoked over pine needles to produce a uniquely assertive cup. China souchong leaf.

Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have a bold, smoky, salty aroma similar to smoked gouda or smoked salmon.

The infusion is orange-brown with a smoky aroma, similar to a pine wood fire and a smoky, astringent flavor.

The heavy smoky aroma and flavor held up well through three infusions.

This tea was purchased by me.

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